Florida Institute for Health Innovation seeking Medicaid focus group participants – State of Reform

The Florida Institute for Overall health Innovation (FIHI), a overall health policy and investigate nonprofit, is presently recruiting individuals for a collection of Medicaid concentrate groups in late April. FIHI is collaborating with the Robert Wood Johnson Basis (RWJF) and Mathematica on these compensated target groups for the venture “Assessing RWJF’s Attempts to Market Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment.”




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Florida has seasoned a steady boost in Medicaid enrollment in the course of the pandemic. Data from the Company for Overall health Care Administration (AHCA) displays enrollment rose 37% — from 3.7 million in March 2020 to over 5.1 million in March 2022.

Nevertheless, with thousands and thousands of likely eligibility redeterminations and disenrollments to appear this summer at the close of the federal public wellbeing emergency (PHE), advocates are anxious that vulnerable Floridians will not have obtain to enough sources to help them navigate alterations in their wellbeing protection. 

FIHI aims to handle the potential lack in navigation sources by convening the emphasis groups. 

“We are inviting Medicaid qualified people to sign up for us for a 90-moment virtual (distant, on the net) aim team session to far better realize your exclusive expertise with outreach and enrollment for (ACA/ObamaCare/ Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC)),” FIHI CEO Joseph West explained in an announcement about the project. 

According to West, enrollment encounters widely diverse amongst Floridians. Fascinated members will have to have the next qualifications: 

  • Reside in Florida and be eligible for Medicaid
  • Acquired health-related or social assistance guidance even though enrolling in coverage during the 2022 open enrollment interval
  • Obtained health-related or social company assistance and did not enroll in coverage
  • Did not endeavor to enroll in protection and continue being uninsured

Individuals can entire an first five-moment screening study to help FIHI establish focus on communities primarily based on track record and enrollment knowledge. FIHI will then notify picked contributors with dates and moments of the concentrate group conferences. Individuals will get $25 by way of Income App or Zelle for finishing the screening study and $100 if selected to take part in the focus team. 

FIHI will hold a total of 9 on the internet aim group sessions from April 21st to April 28th. For extra information and facts about FIHI and the target group approach, speak to [email protected]